Epic Games has once again submitted an application for a temporary injunction with which, among other things, Fortnite is to be brought back to the App Store. Should the court decide against the developer studio, "irreparable damage" can be expected, according to Epic Games. The developer account was also canceled by Apple last week.
Those responsible at Epic Games are now again hoping for support from a district court in California in order to be able to offer Fortnite again in the Apple App Store. As early as Friday, the company applied for an injunction to ensure not only the return of the Battle Royale shooter for iOS, but also the temporary restoration of the Epic Games developer account. The motion states that irreparable damage will likely result if Epic Games' injunction is not approved.
Across from the news agency Reuters there was also talk of "Apple's retaliation" if the court does not take action against the iPhone company:
"That was a clear warning to all developers who would dare to challenge Apple's monopoly: Follow our rules or we will separate you from a billion iOS users – challenge us and we will destroy your company."
So far, only the Unreal Engine from Epic Games could be protected – also because many other studios in the world are dependent on the graphics engine. Microsoft has also advocated the Unreal Engine in this dispute. The focus of the dispute is still the revenue share of 30 percent that Apple collects with every in-app purchase. With the last update for the mobile version of Fortnite, Epic Games introduced a payment method within the app that would bypass the commission for Apple. After that, the game was removed from the store.
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